A distinctive region in the Jammu & Kashmir state, Ladakh is a vast highland desert lying between the Karakoram and the Himalayan ranges. The region is now organized into two districts: Leh and Kargil. Situated at the apex of a triangular plateau formed by the Indus, at an altitude of 3500meters above sea level is Leh Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the biggest oasis of the mountain region and the heart of Ladakh. The city is a great tourist attraction for the foreign tourists especially during the Hemis Festival Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the birthday of Guru Padmasambava, founder of the red sect of Buddhism in Ladakh.
Ladakh is the abode of rare Kiang & highland Yak. Leh its capital city lies at the Tri junction of the historic silk route from Sinkiang to West Asia and to the plains of India.
Altitude: 3500 meters, Climate: (deg C)-Summer Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Max, Min, winter Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Max, min, Best Season: May to November.
Places Of Interest:
At Leh: Leh Khar Palace, Leh Monastery, Leh Mosque, Tsamo Gompa.
At Kargil: Kargil has beautiful Imambaras at Trespone and Sankho representing Turkish architecture. Attached to these Imambaras there are famous Arabic and Persian speaking Muslim divines known as ghas.
Mulbak Monastary- 190 km, Lamayura- 125 km, Alehi Gompa- 135 km, Likir Gompa- 140 km, Phiyang Gompa- 20 km, Spitak Monastary- 8 km, Snaker Gompa- 3 km, Shey Palace Monastary- 15 km, Thiksey Monastary-19 km, Hemis- 49 km.